Justin Timberlake On Miley Cyrus Twerking, the *NSYNC Reunion & Being the Riddler to Ben Affleck’s Batman

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(Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV)

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Justin Timberlake first graced the MTV Video Music Award stage with his *NSYNC crew 14 years ago, but he’s only just beginning to reach his prime.

With one of the year’s best-selling albums, two sold-out tours and a critically-acclaimed acting career, it’s never been more clear that it’s JT’s world and we’re all just living in it.

Still riding the high off his Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award performance, the newly-dubbed President of Pop found a spare moment this morning (August 27) to talk to Los Angeles’ 97.1 AMP Radio (a Radio.com station) about his career-spanning VMA performance.

“I haven’t really performed like that in a while, so I think I was nervous just to see if I could physically make it through it because up until that point, I hadn’t really rehearsed the whole performance full out,” Timberlake admitted. “I was gassed.”

His nearly 16-minute set paid homage to both his past and present, and culminated with a greatly-anticipated *NSYNC reunion, which Timberlake helped organize. He personally reached out to all of his former band mates to put together the short-lived, but unforgettable moment.

“It felt like the 10-year high school reunion,” he said. “I called them up each individually and said, ‘Hey, what do you guys think about this? If we can pull it off?’ And you know, my pitch was, ‘It’s either going to be really good or really funny.'”

“I called Chris [Kirkpatrick] first and he’s like, ‘Yeah, man! Let me know what the other guys say!’ He was in, but…no one wanted to do it if one person was out and I think that speaks to, you know, the relationship that we have and how we think of the time that we did spend together,” Timberlake explained.

Read more about what Timberlake thinks about Miley’s twerking obsession and Ben Affleck as Batman on Radio.com

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